Friday 30th: Toile In progess

Soo its just past 1 and I just had a chat with Karen about my toile.

Her first reaction was "what happened to your exaggerated sleeves"!?

she did love the fit and the collar though!

During the pattern making process of trying to construct a really well-made tailored garment I think design-wise my jacket has suffered so I decided to come to the computer room, sift through my blog and see my design development.

It is so useful having all the stages I've been through all in one place! without having to carry loads of sheets of paper around.(more environmentally friendly too!)
*definitely think blogging should be a method used for PDPs in the future.

Soo I've just been through my blog. Looking at my old posts and where I'm at now I am actually really disappointed in myself. I have pushed myself technically but I think my design has lacked because of this.

I have a final fitting with my model on Monday so 2 days to bring an essence of ME back into my outfit.


peace! (scurries off to start drawing style lines on her third toile!! *deep sighh*)


Toile Presentation - Friday 23 April

After battling with my tailored jacket and feeling like I wanted to give up and make something completely different I sat down to sort out my patterns and finished it in 2 days!!

Unfortunately my model was unable to come into uni on Friday so I tried it on someone with similar stature and it fit really well!

Of course there were glitches, especially in my worst area...the sleeves!? (can't seem to get my easing right!)

So my task is to make the ammendments done by Rose and make a FINAL toile by early next week so my model can try it on, do a final fitting and be ready to construct my jacket out of fabric.

Second Garment - draped dress.

I did spend a lot of time on the tailored piece just because I wanted it to be really well made.
My second piece is a draped chiffon dress.
I love draping and find this a much easier way to work so I left this garment till later.

Here is a tacked version of the dress I am going to make in a cheaper version of my chosen fabric.
silk polyester at £2/m.

I really wanted both pieces to compliment each other really well and I think in my chosen fabrics I will achieve this.


Jacket Toile

Designer Presentation: Friday 16 April

Presentation Feedback
  • Good presentation.
  • Showed interesting knowledge on the designer – from limited information out there.
  • Liked how presentation flowed - clear distinction from concept to drapery.
  • liked the draping examples.
  • Would like to see the brushstroke design development idea used for 6-piece collection.
  • More successful design method than Photoshop.

From this feedback , especially about my draping design development I really wasnt happy with my jacket toile (shown in the next post) as I felt it had lost that draped look. Given the brief of constructing a tailored piece I have been focusing more on making a very well made tailored garment, but I think my design has been lost from this, so I want to play around with my toile more and see where it takes me.